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    Hello Futurists, I wanted to let you know about some upcoming events related to the 40th anniversary of Doug Engelbart s Mother of All Demos . Detailed
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      Hello Futurists,
      I wanted to let you know about some upcoming events related to the
      40th anniversary of Doug Engelbart's "Mother of All Demos". Detailed
      agenda for Program for the Future follows the event lists.

      November 20 (evening):
      * Engineering Leadership SIG: Featuring World-famous Doug Engelbart
      6:30 PM - 8:30 PM November 20, 2008
      SAP Building D, Southern Cross Room
      (No pre-registration required, info. at:
      http://sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=13250)

      December 8 (day):
      * Program for the Future: Speakers and Workshops on collective
      intelligence at The Tech Museum of Innovation. An interactive
      conference inspired by Doug Engelbart's vision of harnessing
      technology for human betterment.
      7:45AM - 5PM
      Tech Museum of Innovation San Jose, CA
      (Registration at: http://www.programforthefuture.org)(250 max)

      December 8 (evening):
      * Program for the Future Dinner Talk
      Andries van Dam, Professor of Computer Science, Brown University in
      conversation with Joel Orr
      6PM Adobe Cafe 345 Park Ave San Jose (100 max)
      (Registration at: http://www.programforthefuture.org)

      December 9 (morning):
      * "Program for the Future Organizing Workshop"
      8AM-12 Noon
      Stanford University Wallenburg Hall (150 max)
      (Registration at: http://www.programforthefuture.org)

      December 9 (afternoon):
      * "Engelbart and the Dawn of Interactive Computing: SRI's
      Revolutionary 1968 Demo — A 40th Anniversary Celebration"
      1PM - 530PM
      Stanford University Memorial Auditorium
      (Registration at: http://www.sri.com/engelbart-event.html)




      Program for the Future

      Program for the Future is dedicated to Douglas Engelbart's quest to
      harness technology for human betterment. Sponsored by The Tech Museum
      of Innovation, the MIT Museum, The New Media Consortium, and SDForum,
      this two-day conference is a dialog with people developing new tools,
      interfaces, research and methods to augment collective intelligence.
      It will be held December 8 and 9 in San José and Stanford, California.

      Speakers on December 8 include Professor Thomas Malone, author of The
      Future of Work and Director of the MIT Center for Collective
      Intelligence, Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, and The
      New Media Consortium www.nmc.org an example of Engelbart's prescient
      concept of a networked improvement community. Professor Andries van
      Dam of Brown University who hosted the 50th anniversary of Vannevar
      Bush's groundbreaking article "As We May Think." will be the highlight
      of the December 8th Evening program. Program chairs are Professor
      Hiroshi Ishii, Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab, and Joel Orr,
      Founder of the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software.

      December 9th's morning program is a Call to Action to organize
      ourselves to move forward to harness the collective intelligence of
      our community. The afternoon program shifts to the Stanford Memorial
      Hall joining with the SRI commemoration of the team that created the demo.

      On this, the 40th anniversary of Engelbart's legendary "mother of all
      demos," the Program for the Future will launch a global competition
      for new tools that improve collective Intelligence. In keeping with
      Engelbart's vision of mass collaboration, this event also brings
      together many communities -- education, business, nonprofit, social,
      political and technology. Together we will brainstorm ways to enhance
      our capability for problem-solving, decision-making, knowledge
      organization, and planning in every field of human endeavor.


      SPEAKERS
      * Professor Hiroshi Ishii, Associate Director, MIT Media Laboratory
      * Joel Orr VP and Chief Visionary, Cyon Research
      * Peter Friess President, The Tech Museum of Innovation
      * Sam Hahn, eGain - industry panel 12/9
      * Professor Tom Malone, Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
      * Professor Andries van Dam, Brown Univ. Dinner keynote speaker
      * Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google
      * William Mark, Vice President, SRI, Information and Computing
      Sciences Division
      * Paul Resnick, University of Michigan
      * Alan Kay, President, Viewpoints Research Institute
      * David Nordfors - Director Center for Innovative Journalism, Stanford
      University
      * William Mark - Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences
      Division, SRI
      * New Media Consortium - Larry Johnson CEO,
      - Rachel Smith, VP NMC Services and
      - Alan Levine, VP Community and CTO


      Program for the Future:
      A Summit & Workshop on Collective Intelligence
      Dec. 8, 2008 The Tech Museum of Innovation
      SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

      7:45 Registration (Coffee and pastry bar)

      8:15 Joel Orr, Doug Engelbart, Karen Engelbart
      "Welcome to the summit on Collective Intelligence"
      How can individuals participate in integrating Collective Intelligence
      into their studies, business, or art in order to achieve beneficial
      results that exceed the expected output?

      8:30 Peter Norvig Director of Research, Google
      "Walkthrough the Collective Intelligence Mural and Timeline"
      Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going? Understand the
      connected revolution through a graphical timeline. Learn how
      visualizing time provides insight into things that have happened and
      things to come.

      9:00 Thomas Malone Director of the Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT
      "The Landscape of Collective Intelligence"
      A central question for whole field of collective intelligence is "How
      can people and computers be connected so that - collectively - they
      act more intelligently than any individuals, groups or computers have
      ever done before?" This talk will describe some early answers to this
      question in business, science, and other areas.

      10:00 Hiroshi Ishii Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab, Director,
      Head of the Tangible Media Group
      "The Art of Tangible Bits - Inspired by Engelbart's Vision"
      Today's technologies will become obsolete in one year, and today's
      applications will be replaced in 10 years, but true visions – we
      believe – can last longer than 100 years. Tangible Bits is our
      vision-driven research that aims at 2200, and it was inspired by
      Engelbart's grand vision demonstrated in 1968.

      10:20 Larry Johnson, CEO; Alan Levine, VP Community & CTO, and Rachel
      Smith, VP NMC Services – executive team of the New Media Consortium
      "The Story of the New Media Consortium" – a networked improvement
      community inspired by Engelbart

      10:40 Break

      11:00 Peter Friess President The Tech Museum and John Durant President
      MIT Museum
      "Redefining the Museum in the Connected Age" Science and technology
      centers worldwide are redefining themselves as experiential
      environments where new interfaces and new concepts can be shown.
      Learn why interactive museum exhibits are staged to become sought
      after spaces for technology companies and thought leaders to not only
      test new interfaces and ideas, but to interact with valuable audiences
      in new ways.

      11:30 Activity: "Collective Intelligence Brainstorming and Insight
      Groups" (led by Joel Orr and Team ) Activity: Assemble around tables
      in up to 5 (or more if needed) topical groups. Groups brainstorm on
      aspects of a networked present and futureand how they might shape the
      topical business or study area. Post it notes, clustering and other
      mural activities. White sheets are used with markers to sketch-up
      ideas, keywords, and defining trends.


      12:00 Brownbag lunch

      12:30 William Mark, Vice President, SRI, Information and Computing
      Sciences Division "SRI - Innovation inspired by Engelbart"

      1:00 Professor Paul Resnick of the University of Michigan
      "Reputation Systems & Collective Intelligence"

      1:30 Activity: Breakout Groups report back.
      Breakout groups send 1 spokesperson to deliver a 5 minute summary of
      their work and insight.

      2:00 "Program for The Future: The Collective Intelligence Prize" The
      Tech Museum and the MIT Musuem Introduction to Program for the Future
      2009 competition. Learn the overall goals of the competition and how
      to participate. Official launch of the competition with rules,
      contacts, parameters, and introduction to the sites and tools used.
      Learn how individuals or companies can generate entries. Learn how
      your company or organization can benefit by sponsoring a topic or
      industry based prize.

      2:30 Open Forum discussion, Q&A, Open Mic, and networking

      3:00 Group Tour: "Leonardo: 500 Years into the Future"
      Tour together and in groups for inspiration on new ways to overcome
      the challenges to collective intelligence. Networking in the
      exhibition lobby.

      5:00 Museum closes: Leave for Reception and Dinner

      5:30 Reception and Networking

      6:00 Program for the Future Dinner Talk
      Andries van Dam, Professor of Computer Science, Brown University in
      conversation with Joel Orr
      Activity: White sheets from breakout groups on walls for discussion

      7:00 Dinner + discussion continues

      9:00 Wrapup


      Dec. 9, 2008 Stanford University Wallenberg Hall
      Directions to Wallenberg Hall

      Call to Action: Organizing Ourselves - Morning Program

      8:00 am Registration – Open to the public
      Join Program for the Future organizers, participants and New Media
      Consortium for networking prior to the Stanford program

      8:15 am "Program for the Future Organizing Workshop" , Stanford
      location tba. (Organized by Valerie Landau, Eileen Clegg and Mei Lin
      Fung) Timeline Mural and group worksheets on view. Open to all who
      wish to get information, network and take action.

      10:15 Journalist Panel - To be announced

      11:00 Industry Panel - To be announced

      12:00 Wrap- up and walk to Stanford Memorial Auditorium

      1:00 - 5:30 pm
      Engelbart and the Dawn of Interactive Computing: SRI's Revolutionary
      1968 Demo — A 40th Anniversary Celebration
      Stanford Memorial Auditorium

      Detailed agenda at: http://www.sri.com/engelbart-event.html
      They call it the "mother of all demos".
      On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart and the Augmentation
      Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute staged a
      90-minute public multimedia demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer
      Conference in San Francisco. It was the world debut of personal and
      interactive computing: for the first time, the public saw a computer
      mouse, which controlled a networked computer system to demonstrate
      hypertext linking, real-time text editing, multiple windows with
      flexible view control, cathode display tubes, and shared-screen
      teleconferencing.

      It changed what is possible. The 1968 demo presaged many of the
      technologies we use today, from personal computing to social
      networking. The demo embodied Doug Engelbart's vision of solving
      humanity's most important problems by using computers to improve
      communication and collaboration.

      On December 9, 2008 at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium, SRI
      International will present a commemorative 40th anniversary of this
      historic event. Join us to hear original participants recount what led
      up to the 1968 demo, the drama of the demonstration itself, and its
      impact — which no one could have imagined at the time. Learn about
      Doug Engelbart's vision to use computing to augment society's
      collective intellect and ability to solve the complex issues of our time.
      Detailed agenda at: http://www.sri.com/engelbart-event.html



      ADMISSION

      VIP Registration for the two-day conference: (includes everything)
      $210 ($275 after Nov. 21)
      $175 (for Tech Museum, SDForum, NextNow members, and MIT, Oregon
      State, UCBerkeley alumni)

      Dec 8 day only
      $129 ($199 after Nov. 21)
      $99 (for Tech Museum, SDForum, NextNow members, and MIT, Oregon
      State, UCBerkeley alumni)]

      Dec 8 dinner only
      $85 ($95 after Nov. 21)
      $75 (for Tech Museum, SDForum, NextNow members, and MIT, Oregon
      State, UCBerkeley alumni)

      Dec 9 morning only
      $20 ($25 after Nov. 21)
      $15 (for Tech Museum, SDForum, NextNow members, and MIT, Oregon
      State, UCBerkeley alumni)

      Discounts: Tech Museum, SDForum, NextNow members, and MIT, Oregon
      State, UCBerkeley alumni. Discount subject to verification.
      New Media Consortium members order through New Media Consortium


      Dec 9 1PM SRI Event at Stanford:

      "Engelbart and the Dawn of Interactive Computing: SRI's Revolutionary
      1968 Demo — A 40th Anniversary Celebration"
      Information on this separate event can be found at
      http://sri.com/engelbart
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